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dallas_m
Fireman

USA
4274 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2012 :  9:13:40 PM  Show Profile
I usually scroll thru the new photos then go back and read about them ... the brick siding on the private car really threw me off for a minute there!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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Ray Dunakin
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USA
1499 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2012 :  12:33:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
Nice idea for a backdrop. The industrial brick building should give your rolling stock pics a real "builder's photo" feel.


Visit www.raydunakin.com to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2012 :  12:52:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks for your comments guys.

Just so you don't think I have given up on the private car to work on the backdrop, here's
an example of what I have been doing. All the interior walls and doors have to be paneled on
both sides. [:-banghead]

I want to get them all paneled so I can paint them at the same time.

Bob






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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2012 :  3:36:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage

I made the windows from styrene. I won't add the "glass" until later because I will want
to give the whole structure a coat of clear flat and some weathering.

The structure is about 2 1/2 inches deep, just enough to give me some slant on the roof. The point of the whole project is NOT to make some super detailed structure, but one that can act as an unobtrusive background. I know I will not be able to resist adding some details, but that is not my design right now.




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dallas_m
Fireman

USA
4274 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2012 :  11:21:23 PM  Show Profile
The paneling will be a real nice touch and the backdrop building is a winner!

Cheers,
Dallas

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Ray Dunakin
Fireman

USA
1499 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  01:03:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage
Both projects are coming along nicely!

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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  07:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
This doggone backdrop is a work in progress. I don't really know where it is going day to day.
I thought it would look good with some sort of foundation plus that gives me a little more height.
The object is for it to never appear completely in any photo, just fill in te background.

Bob




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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  11:28:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Here it is with the roof. I expect I will be adding some pipes, electrical boxes, maybe
downspouts, roof vents, etc. I do not know at this time, and then of course it will need some
weathering when it's all complete. Right now it measures 36" x 13" x 2 1/4". I want to attach
it to some sort of base with an industrial siding on it. Whatever happen, happens.

Bob





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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
5206 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:14:53 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Whatever happen, happens.

Bob








Bob,I see you are taking the "Doris Day" approach to modeling. Que Sera Sera!
It all seems to be working very well for you!

Greg Shinnie

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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:19:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
I decided to do a little test before I went much further. I took the backdrop and a car of
very similar size to the private car I am working on and set them on a picnic bench.
(The grass will be much greener next month)




Then I moved in to more like the distance I would normally use to photograph a car model.
I think that if I hade the base sceniced it would look pretty good as is.



The same goes for moving in closer for detail shots.



This was to see if it would work on a slight angle, not just a straight side shot. I think it will.



This shows the end which should never be in a photograph. I really did not need to dress it
up with brick but I thought that just on the one shot where a bit of corner might show, it will still be OK.



Let me know what you think ???????????

Bob


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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:23:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Yes, Greg, you have it. I really don't know where I'm going with this. [:-angel]

Back to the private car................

Bob

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
5206 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:40:05 PM  Show Profile
I think this building does exactly what you wanted it to do Bob.
It provides an excellent backdrop for photographing your lovely cars.
Though, that roof area looks rather large & blank.
Perhaps you could paint a sign on it saying,"Santos Car works".
Besides, you have named buildings for all of your friends,I think it's about time you have one with your name on it.

Greg Shinnie
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks Greg. I was thinking of making a structure with my name on it but I can't decide
if it shoukld be a one-holer or a two-holer.

Cheers,
Bob

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
5206 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:50:20 PM  Show Profile
One or two holes, does not matter.
As long as it is made out of brick!

Greg Shinnie
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2012 :  4:33:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

OK Greg, you made me laugh. But then I started thinking, I wonder how old you have to be to understand that????????

Bob

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